Blast: Adamawa bans night markets in Yola
Following Tuesdayâ€™s bomb blast in Yola which
claimed many lives, Governor Mohammadu Jibrilla
has announced an indefinite ban on night markets
in the state capital.
Jibrilla made the announcement on Wednesday in
an interview with newsmen in Yola.
He said the ban was part of decisions taken at an
emergency security meeting at Government House,
He said all business premises that attracted
crowds, particularly night markets, were expected
to close by 6 p.m.
The governor urged those affected to show
understanding as such measures became
necessary in order to save lives and property.
Shedding more light on the ban, the Commissioner
for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said
relaxation points, particularly those that gathered
crowd, would also be affected by the ban.
Sajoh said security operatives would assess the
situation and take necessary measures to contain
the security challenge.
He said government would increase security
awareness campaigns while a Submit would soon
be organised for stakeholders including religious
and traditional rulers on measures to check the
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